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of attention to ohio. >> they sure are. >>> saturday, november 3rd. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for starting your morning with us. >>> the emphasis on the election took a back seat brought on by superstorm sandy. both candidates put the talking points in their back pocket. but now with just three days left, the candidates are back on the trail with the talking points at the ready. we also have our correspondents spread out throughout the battleground states to bring you more on the election and the final push for both candidates. >>> let's step away from the map and let's get to the message for a moment. paul steinhauser is live in harrisburg, pennsylvania. paul, really a flurry of activity and travel for president obama and governor romney. what is their message for these final three days? >> victor, it's interesting, both of them have the same message. change. they're saying it in different ways. you're hearing a lot about change as they crisscross the campaign trail in the final days. both were talking about the message yesterday, last night in ohio. take a listen. >>
'm victor blackwell. thank you for starting your morning with us. >> we begin in tahrir square this morning where hundreds of protesters have been arrested during anti-government dmem k. demonstrations angry with their president over his new power grab. >> opposition leaders say he is now more powerful than former president hosni mubarak ever was. this week, leaders around the world praised him for brokering a cease fire between israel and hamas. . >> more now on his new powers and the anger it spurred. >> if anyone thought egyptians were tired or weary of protesting after two years of demonstrations, all you had to do was look at cairo's tahrir square on friday and it was clear that's not the case. the demonstrators appeared to be as determined as ever and this time they're going after their current president. outrage, clashes, and anguish in tahrir. thousands of angry egyptians back in a public square that has become the arab world's emblem for the democratic right to protest. this was where egyptians demands the ouster of former president hosni mubarak last year. this time the fury aimed
, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for starting your morning with us. five stories we're watching this morning. first up, an extra marital affair has ended the career of cia director general david petraeus. he admitted the affair in his resignation letter. after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. michael morell will step in as acting director and he has been deputy director since may of 2010. more on this later in the hour. >>> turning to the economy now. with just 52 days to reach a deal, president obama is set to meet with congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. both the president and house speaker boehner said they are open to compromise, but tax hikes on the rich are a sticking point. >>> number three, the teen girl shot in the head by the taliban for trying to go to school in pakistan is now walking and reading and writing and smiling. this is new video of malali youssufza
. victor blackwell is on assignment today. we start in the middle east where the fuse is running short on the powder keg in israel. this has become a fairly common sight in gaza this week. meanwhile, militants on the other side have fired nearly 200 rockets into israel. israel is massing troops near the border with gaza. they have 30,000 troops there right now and have called up thousands more reservists to be ready. at least 39 people have died in gaza since the operations began, three have been killed in israel from the rocket attacks. meanwhile, world leaders from the united states and the united nations are calling on both sides to call restraint. israel stepped up the campaign. one air strikes leveled a key palestinian government building. it was the cabinet headquarters. our senior international correspondent sara sidner is there. >> around 3:30 this morning. a massive explosion. we know there have been at least four bombardments that have hit gaza. one of them hit the police headquarters. i'm going to move out of the way. the police headquarters just through the darkness there w
country. it's sunday, november 18th. good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell sitting in this morning for randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we start this hour in the middle east. there's a bit of hope for a negotiated cease-fire. leaders from egypt and france are trying to mediate. for the past five days israel and hamas have fired rockets and bombed one another, israeli air strikes have taken a heavy toll on gaza and hamas. right now israel is keeping open the possibility of a ground offensive. they've got 30,000 troopons the border with another 75,000 reservists being called up. now, i want to show you something that played out live on israeli television just a short time ago. watch this. what you're called is called an iron dome. this is egypt's defensive zone system. they're tracking down two rockets. at the end, the small puffs there, that's the signals of success that those intercepters headed off those rockets. so far israel says a thousand rockets have been fired. hamas puts it at about 900. the constant threat has those in israel in fear. >> reporter: ther
website for air times. cnn.com/fareed. thank you. >>> good evening, i'm victor blackwell. happy thanksgiving. here's what's happening. in izrole, we learned tonight a person is now in custody in connection with yesterday's bus bombing in tell avoevhat injured 24 people and the death toll from the conflict over the last eight days rose today. en en. >>> meanwhile, the leader of hamas declared the cease-fire a victory, declaring israel had, "raised the white flag." >>> ben wedemen, our senior international correspondent is in gaza city tonight and, ben, i know a lot of celebrating there. >> there was celebrating earlier in the day. there was a large celebration organized boy various palestinian factions who do see the fact that israel did not launch a ground invasion and that the palestinians were able to get some important concessions like israeli commitment not to conduct military operations in gaza. they considered that a vectry. those are important concessions in their opinion. other gazans not so happy. they discovered, for instance that many of their -- met one woman whose r
i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. it's 8:00 on the east coast, 5:00 out west. thank you for starting your day with us. >> we start with the shocking revelation from the now former cia director, general david petraeus. petraeus resigned from his post citing an extramarital affair. he had met personally with the president thursday to offer his resignation. the president reluctantly accepted friday. the general's affair was actually uncovered during an investigation by the fbi. the fbi's involvement has raised questions with at least one former cia operative. >> i'm not going to, but there are four or five cia directors that i know were carrying on extramarital affairs while they were director. the fbi was never brought in. the office of security was never brought in. it was ignored. it went away quietly. we'll never know about them. so this is absolutely extraordinary. i'm telling you it's more to do than with sex. there's something going on here which i can't explain and i think we're going to find out very soon. >> petraeus took over as cia chief after a long career in t
. i'm randi kaye. victor blackwell is on assignment. it is 8:00 on the east coast, 5:00 out west. thanks so much for starting your day with us. we start in the middle east. this has become a fairly common sight in gaza this week. israeli planes have been carrying out air strikes over gaza since wednesday. meanwhile militants on the other side have fired more than 200 rockets into israel. israel is massing troops near the border with gaza. they have got 30,000 troops there now and have 75,000 reservists getting ready. at least 42 people have died since the operation began. meanwhile, world leaders including representatives from the united states and the u.n. are calling on both sides to show restraint, but restraint seems to be in short order right now. ourarah sidner is live in gaza with a bird's eye view of the conflict. are you seeing more air strikes right now? >> reporter: absolutely, and in just the past few minutes we could hear the loud blasts of air strikes all night long into morning, 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning, blast after blast after blast and could look into the sky
on for nearly two weeks? >>> it is saturday, november 10th, good morning, everyone.um >> i'm victor blackwell. >> we start with the shocking revelation from general david petraeus. he resigned from his post citing an extra marital affair but a hard pill for the president to swallow. >> i was told that general petraeus submitted this letter of resignation yesterday and that obama agonized over this for the last 24 hours. did not want to sign it, did not want to accept it but petraeus urged him. >> he got the letter a day ago and the president didn't want to accept it? >> he admitted to offer his resignation and the president reluctantly accepted it on friday. petraeus offered this statement shortly afterwards. after being married for 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours. >> he seemed beyond reproach. he worked incredibly hard and was incredibly competent. dianne feinstein called his resignation tragic. i think it's a real loss to the country. >> the cia w
victor blackwell is live in far rockaway with an update. victor, good morning. >> good morning, alina. the situation here still very sad, very dangerous. i start with the bad news that came for this community, the death toll from the superstorm sandy here in new york city has risen to 43. and that additional person was a 77-year-old man who lived in this far rockaway community who died at a hospital as a result of the injuries he suffered after falling down the stairs. and you've mentioned that it's dangerous to get around. that's absolutely right. there is a very thick fog here. even a blowing mist that possibly you can see on the camera. you can't see really five, ten feet in front of the vehicle as you're driving through this community. now imagine the eight-foot sand dunes in the middle of the street from the sand that washed in from the storm just about two weeks ago. two elements of good news. first, the temperatures aren't as frigid as they have been after that snowstorm came through a few days ago. and, you can see over my shoulder, power is back on for some in this community.
, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. thank you for starting your morning with us. here's five stories we're watching this morning. >>> number one, the lights are starting to come back on for some families in the northeast, but not fast enough for others. five days after the storm, more than 2.5 million customers are without power across 15 states ask d.c. it could be another week before power is fully restored while people have been lining up for hours just trying to get gas. many gas stations are still out of commission. >>> and new york mayor michael bloomberg has canceled the new york marathon for the first time in its 42-year history. people were outraged by his earlier decision to go on with the aftermath of the storm. it wouldn't divert resources but says in a statement that the race had become controversial and divisive. >>> number three, we're down to the last three days before the election. president obama and mitt romney campaigning across several key states this weekend. both candidates will be in colorado, ohio, iowa and virginia while romney also makes some stops
you. >>> i'm victor blackwell. here's what's happening. three days until election day. [ male announcer ] one in four americans can't sleep. are you one of them? drink dream water, the natural, fast acting sleep aid that helps you wake refreshed. visit drinkdreamwater.com. >>> we're done. >> president obama had won a hard-fought victory on health care but the country was still hurting. >> some economists are predicting that the unemployment rate could go higher. >> this is the first time ever that repossessions have topped 100,000 in a single month. >> as i've said from the start, there's no quick fix to the worst recession we've experienced since the great depression. >> by the summer of his second year in office, even some supporters seemed to be losing patience. like velma hart at this cnbc town hall. >> i'm one of your middle class americans. quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that i voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. >> what made you ask the question? >> a
right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. 7:00 on the east coast. 4:00 out west. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> we begin this hour with the downfall of general david petraeus. president obama accepted his resignation as cia director yesterday. petraeus cited an extra marital affair as the reason for stepping down. joining me now is cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly. suzanne, good morning. i know you've had a busy couple of days here. so, how is the intelligence community processing this? have they made any sense of it yet? >> i think it will take days for that, randi, for a couple of reasons. just a shot here in washington. if you had polled the top minds in washington a week ago and asked them about david petraeus, they would be more likely to talk about future career ambitions than what was going on outside his marriage. that was such a stunner yesterday. not only did david petraeus step down as head of the cia, but admitted to doing so in a letter that he wrote to employees at the cia and i think, you know, processing so
morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. victor blackwell is on assignment. 7:00 on the east coast and 4:00 out west. thank you for starting your day with us. we start this morning in israel where troops are massing on the border with gaza this morning. the move comes days after back and forth bombardments. israel has launched dozens of air strikes while militants in gaza have fired nearly 200 rockets into israel. we are on both sides of the border in the line of fire. our sara sidner is in gaza city. let's go to southern israel where israeli tanks are on the move. the israeli defense forces say at least 30,000 troops are being mobilized along the border with gaza and thousands more are getting their marching orders. as we said, cnn's frederick is live along the border. you have been on the front lines there. what type of military activity are you seeing? >> hi, randi. a lot of military activity going on here between the border area between gaza and israel. we just had armored vehicles come through here and moving in closer to the border. of course, a lot of people believe that israelis must la
specializing in treats for dogs. here's victor blackwell with the story of her new business that seems to be taking off. >> krista's business inspiration came from her dogs. >> that's why i started baking treats for my dogs. and they liked them. and i just thought, wow, this could really be something. i love to bake anyway. and then it made me feel really good to make healthy things for my kids, which were my dogs. during the initial taste testing process, i am not going to lie, i think my dog gained a few ponds. >> she started a bakery specializing in treats and muffins and cakes made for dogs. most of the products are sold wholesale to pet stores across the country. but for krista, it's the local customers who make it worthwhile. >> the idea behind this business is it's more than just treats for dogs, it's a place where people can go with their dogs. >> you're a little early but here is an ice cream. who knew dogs like ice cream, but they do. we thought, let's have a party. it started as a way to really advertise our business and promote ourselves and it just seemed to grow. like wor
by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell in for randi kaye. it's 7:00 on the east coast and 4:00 on the west. thanks for starting your morning with us. we're starting this hour in the middle east where civilians are living in fear as israeli forces battle hamas militants across the border. for the past five days israel and hamas have fired rockets and bombed one another. israeli hair strikes have taken a heavy toll on civilians in gaza and so have hamas rockets hitting southern israel. there is, though, a hope for a slivg sliver of peace. they're trying to broker a cease-fire. this is what life is like for civilians on both sides. in israel they run for cover when those sirens sound. each siren is followed by an explosion. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu spoke a short time ago. here's what he had to say. >> reporter: the israel defense forces have attacked more than 1,000 terror targets in the zba za strip and it continues at this very minute. it calls for significant blows to israel and its operators who send them. we're exacting it and is
>>> bottom of the hour now. welcome back, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for starting your morning with us. here are five stories we are watching this morning. actor larry hagman has died, his family says the 81-year-old died of complications from cancer. we want to hear your thoughts on the passing of larry hagman. tweet us victor cnn 0 ocnn. we'll read some of them at the end of the hour. >> and number two, hundreds turn out to protest walmart on black friday. the group our walmart says it is fighting for better wages and hours for workers and that the company retaliates against employees who speak out against the company. walmart says the group doesn't represent its employees and that only 50 of its workers actually joined that protest. >>> it has been an agonizing week for the family of champion boxer hector macho camacho and now his mother says she will probably decide today whether to take him off life support. the 50-year-old puerto rican boxing champ is brain dead after being shot in the face on tuesday. the gunman and another suspect are still out
on any of these blocks. >> wow. cnn's victor blackwell is live in queens where they're trying to clean up from one disaster while remembering another. i can tell you, i understand the level of frustration there. >> reporter: yes, after being hit twice. it's going to be a very cold and rainy day. so the physical cleanup is unlikely to happen today as the rain is forecast through the day. but there are scenes like this one up and down this block. this is beach 130th in the bell harbor neighborhood of queens. there are about a dozen homes that were burned after superstorl sasupe superstorm sandy hit. you can see cars melted and homes burned to the foundation. this is something this community has seen before. yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the flight 587 disaster that plane, a commercial jet crashed into this same neighborhood just a block away in the month of november, a few months after the september 11th attacks. 260 people on the plane all killed, five people in this community killed. a community full of firefighters, cops, many of them retired. and the consequences of both disaste
. victor blackwell is there. going into our third week now, how did these people, victor, fall through the cracks? >> reporter: it has not been very easy at all ashleigh. i just climbed up to the 14th floor to talk to mrs. doris hood. she has been here since the 28th and she walked down just once to vote. and then walked back up. she has no running water, she has no heat, no electricity, she has gas so she has her oven on and that's how she's keeping her apartment warm. we have spoken with people about the conditions inside the building and we saw it for ourselves. the smell is horrendous because the incinerator doesn't work and people don't want to walk to the incinerator because it's dark leave it in the hallway. there's trash in the stairwells. you can smell it when you walk in. do not walk in without a flashlight because you'll walk into walls. a woman says that she is fed up. >> the smell is horrendous. the staircase is dark. it's just scary. every day i think i'm coming down the step, i might see a dead body somewhere. it's horrendous. >> reporter: now, again, this is not just on
will be there as best it can in the rebuilding process. our victor blackwell is there, also, in staten island outside of recovery center. so victor, give me an idea what the reception has been like for the president's second now visit, the first post-re-election there to staten island. >> reporter: well, i think the president today said what the people in the community wanted to hear. not just that he would come today and give hugs and kind words as he mentioned but the support they need to rebuild here in staten island and highlighted to come back and the federal government would support this community in the rebuilding but that's very expensive. and people here know that. the governor andrew cuomo asked for or in the process of asking for $30 billion to rebuild the homes and rebuild the infrastructure and improve some of the things lacking after superstorm sandy. right now, the fema fund is only at about $12 billion and considering the financial cliff that's coming, the fiscal cliff that's coming, the financial crisis, that's going to take some work on capitol hill to get $30 billion for new york i
moos, cnn, new york. >> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. it's 8:00 on the east coast. acout west. thanks store starting your day with us. >> we start this morning with politics and the countdown to election day. there are just three days left, and that means the candidates are going to be busy. this map shows the final stretch for the president. it means six swing states. mitt romney trying to hit eight states in his final push. that includes a stop in new hampshire this morning, and we'll take you there live in our next hour. we've got correspondents spread throughout the battleground states to bring you the latest on the election and the final push for both the candidates. >> now, one of the states where both candidates will be making several stops, ohio. you knew that was coming. cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian is in mentor, ohio where president obama will be campaigning later this morning. dan, the crowds for 2012 have not been as big as the 2008 crowds. big turnout expected for his last campaign weekend though? >> reporter: oh, de
now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day with us. starting with some sad news from the entertainment world. as we've been following this morning, the death of larry hagman. his family says at 81 years old he died of complications from cancer. >> you have dishonored my daddy's name and everything he stood for. maybe you and bobby can live with this, but i can't. >> that's the character he's best known for. the j.r. ewing character from "dallas," one of the best known tv characters of the last 30 years really. d "dallas" was a long running hit in the '70s and '80s and you may remember him as major nelson from "i dream of jean any." barbara eden said i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. can i honestly say that we've lot not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure americana. much more on larry hagman later in the hour. >>> black friday has come and gone, but the nation's retailers hope the effects will be long lastin
, medication. they are desperate for help. our victor blackwell is live in far rockaway with the latest. victor, good morning. >> good morning, alina. tens of thousands of people still without power. the latest number from lipa about 95,000 across three counties. and in this community, although the sun is up now, some people got light before sunrise. power was restored about three hours ago to some people in this neighborhood. on one side of the street the lights are on. on the other side, they're still in the dark. now we can show you that there are signs. even when the sun's up, that this community was hit hard. sand from the beach still a block or more in to the community. even inside this woman's apartment. her name is dee arrington. and she says the beach was in her living room. water and sand. she tells us about the night that she heard that wave. she heard the sound. listen. >> something told me to go out and look outside. when i went to look outside, i saw this wave coming down the street and the way i heard that wave and that wind screaming, i said oh, no. i'm in trouble. i went back i
have died. i'm victor blackwell. "obama revealed" continues right now. >>> we're done. >> president obama had won a hard-fought victory on health care, but the country was still hurting. >> some economists are predicting that the unemployment rate could go higher. >> this is the first time ever that repossessions have topped 100,000 in a single month. >> as i've said from the start, there's no quick fix to the worst recession we've experienced since the great depression. >> by the summer of his second year in office, even some supporters seemed to be losing patience. like velma hart at this cnbc town hall. >> and i'm one of your middle-class americans. quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that i voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. >> what made you ask the question? >> at the time, it was a burning issue. i had conversations with friends, colleagues, family members who were out of work. we were all talking about, you know, year and a half in, were we feeling the change t
the campaigns about veterans who served in afghanistan and iraq. cnn's victor blackwell spoke with the cnn about the wounded ware yore project. >> i think it's too bad there wasn't more on either side on veterans' issues. we're still at war and it's far too easy for the american public to get distracted by the challenges we have. right here in new york we had the horrible devastation from hurricane sandy but it's important that our political leaders maintain focus on the fact we still have servicemembers putting their lives in harm's way and putting their lives in danger. >> we know that the first lady michelle obama and the second lady dr. jill biden made military families a priority the first time. but what would your thoughts by regarding the president and vice president to make sure veterans are well taken care of when they come home from serving? >> well, they certainly need to maintain a focus on employment. the unemployment rates are much higher amongst returning iraq and afghanistan vets and the general population and that's something we certainly need to change. and the second issue whi
whitfield. "cnn newsroom" continues with victor blackwell. >>> thank you, fred. i'm victor blackwell in for brooke baldwin. the dow finishing in the green as shoppers empty the shelves across the u.s. in case you're curious, the stock market closing early on this black friday. find out what today's sales mean for the overall health of the economy. but first, mass protests are erupting in egypt after a sudden power grab. in cairo's tahrir square, thousands are chanting for regime change. they say egypt's new president is acting like a dictator. president mohamed morsi granted himself sweeping new powers yesterday, basically morsi now has absolute power for six months. his opponents say he's acting like a new pharaoh. the u.s. state department is calling for calm and encouraging all parties to work together. morsi declared all his laws, all his decrees are final and cannot be overturned or appealed until egypt's new constitution is put in place. just days ago, people around the world were praising morsi for his pivotal role in negotiating the israel/hamas cease-fire. today, protesters
action? did they take it fast enough after learning the allegations against kevin clash. victor blackwell reports. >> reporter: after 28 years as the voice of sesame street's elmo, kevin clash is now off the block. he resigned last week and now he's fighting a third accusation of sexual misconduct with boys who are now men. first of the three has actually recanted. ♪ on our way >> reporter: the producer of sesame street, sesame workshop, says it received an allegation this summer. in a statement to cnn, sesame workshop writes, in june we received one allegation from one accuser. based on our own internal investigation, the use of outside investigative firms and kevin's vehement denial, we found no evidence of an underaged relationship. however, clash was employed even as it investigated claims he had a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old boy. that accuser later recanted his story and claimed they had an adult consensual relationship. last week, the second accuser, cecil singleton, says he had sex with clash when he was 15. he's now suing clash for $5 million. >> kevin, with his professi
, they are now heading into their third week without power. today, cnn's victor blackwell tried to find out why a 14-story apartment building in the rockaways still has no power. it's called ocean village. victor found someone who works for the building's management. here's how that went. >> reporter: can you tell me why the power hasn't been restored in this building? is that something you control? you're in management with the company? >> yes. >> reporter: okay. what's your name? >> michael presh. >> reporter: people have been here for two weeks -- >> no comment, sir. i apologize. it has to be run through the rest of our public outreach organizations. >> reporter: you understand the frustration that they look around them, everyone else has power. >> could you excuse me for a moment, please? >> that's how that went. incredibly, there were actually generators sitting unused in the building's parking lot. they're not connected to anything. they are enormous generators and have been there since saturday night. the building's management told cnn through its pr firm that work will begin tonight to
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